Doctor of Medicine, BChir, Statal University, Pisa, Italy, 1993. Degree in Thoracic Surgery, Statal University, Pisa, Italy, 1998.
Resident department surgery, Pisa, 1993—1998. Doctoral resident cardiac and thoracic department, 1999—2001. Researcher cardiac and thoracic department, since 2001.
Active National Alpine Rescue, Carrara, Italy, 1989—2000. Member of European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Italian Society Thoracic Surgery, Italian Society Respiratory Medicine, Italian Society Thoracic Endoscopy.
Life partner Angela Giromini. 1 child Matilda.